On the Canal: From Vauxhall to Bootle

Soon we’ll begin to complete our walking along the canal to Leeds, but not yet. The walk today was another getting ready for all that walk. Like the one we did up by Burscough a couple of weeks ago. Another part of our long hello to somewhere not seen since our many canal walks of […]

Scottie Press: A Liverpool Institution

Celebrating 47 years and counting of independent local news and opinions Yesterday morning I spent  a couple of hugely enjoyable hours in the office of, arguably, Liverpool’s most opinionated newspaper, talking about? ‘The power of local news in communities and the role Scottie Press has in the regeneration of north Liverpool’ Well so the paper’s […]

On Scotland Road: St Anthony’s

A look back a few years to a visit to a special place in Scotland Road. I love it round here. Maybe because it’s the place where I feel I really first came alive, where I had my first proper job in the Benledi Street Housing office. Singing my wayhappily up the hill some days on […]

In Liverpool: The North Docks

Walking through the places that don’t get valued so much. The places where the working classes live and work, including all of the docks to be included in ‘Liverpool Waters’. A gloriously sunny November day for a Friday Walk through the past and into the future. In this walk I want to look at some […]